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Friday, September 27, 2013

Cutty Sark Greenwich

The Cutty Sark in Greenwich, a popular tourist attraction in East London, is now fully restored after a devastating fire in 2007 during the ship's extensive and costly renovation.

Cutty Sark Greenwich, London

The Cutty Sark was one of the fastest clippers in the world when it was launched in 1869 once making the trip from China carrying tea in just 107 days and from Australia, transporting wool, in a mere 83 days.

After a long and varied career, the Cutty Sark was placed in dry dock in Greenwich in 1954.

Cutty Sark Greenwich, London, UK

Since the Cutty Sark reopened in April 2012, visitors can now enjoy exploring her decks, visit the cargo hold and partake of refreshments in the Even Keel Café.

Cutty Sark
King William Walk
London SE10 9HT
Tel: 020 8858 4422

Admission: £12 for adults and £6.50 for children under 15.
Hours: 10am-5pm daily

Cutty Sark seen from the Thames at Greenwich

Access - how to get to the Cutty Sark

Take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Cutty Sark Station or train from London Bridge to Greenwich Station (8 minutes). There are regular 188 buses to Greenwich from Euston Station. Buses 177, 180, 199, 286 and 386 all go to Greenwich.

Alternatively take a river boat from Westminster Pier opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament (1 hour). You can even walk under the Thames using the Greenwich Foot Tunnel from Island Gardens on the Isle of Dogs.

Cutty Sark Greenwich, London, UK

The Cutty Sark is close to Greenwich Market, the National Maritime Museum, Nelson's Ship in a Bottle, Queen's House, the Old Royal Naval College and the Royal Observatory.

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